Archive for October 2008

Paris Reidhead

Many of us know the story of “Morse” (Paris) Reidhead. We recall Bro Branham telling us about how he tried to convert the Muslim boy, and how the Muslim called him on the Mark 16 issue.

The other day, I found online a sermon of Paris Reidhead speaking of that event himself. It’s really quite a good sermon, and I’d encourage anyone that is interested to listen. He tells of his unbelief in divine healing and the process the Lord brought him through. In doing so he does a nice dramatization of a lame boy during Passover night. While he doesn’t speak of his meeting with Bro Branham, He does bring us through some great scriptures for why divine healing is still for us, today.

He also tells the story Bro Branham tells about accepting a package full of snakes or not.

You can find the sermon “Redeemed from the curse of the law”, here. (55 min)

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E-11 A good friend of mine some time ago, his name is Doctor Reedhead, Morse Reedhead; many of you know him. He’s the president of the great Sudan Missions, the greatest fundamental mission in the world. And a Mohammedan had been brought over to this country and educated, I believe it was for electronics. But on his road back, after his education in this great school, Doctor Reedhead said to him, “Son, when you go back to your homeland, why don’t you take with you the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrected Christ, and renounce that old dead prophet Mohammed that you serve?”
And the Mohammedan scooted his feet on the ground a few times and looked up to Mr. Reedhead, and he said, “Mr. Reedhead, kind sir, what could your Jesus do for me, any more than what my prophet can do?” Said, “They both wrote books, and they both promised life after death.” And said, “You believe your Book called the Bible; I believe my book called Koran.” He said, “Therefore, what could your Jesus do any more for me, what more could He do, rather, than what Mohammed could do?”

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E-12 And Mr. Reedhead said, “Well, your Mohammed is dead and in the grave.” Perhaps many men here has been to it the same as I. They have a white horse saddled and at his grave. It’s been there, changing guards every few hours for the past two thousand years, expecting Mohammed to rise someday, jump on his horse, and ride, and conquer the world.
But said, “Mohammed is dead and in the grave, but Jesus has raised from the dead and He lives.”
And the Mohammedan said to Mr. Reedhead, he said, “Did He? I would like to see you prove it to me that He’s raised from the dead.”
“Well,” he said, “I know that He’s raised from the dead,” said, “because He’s in my heart right now. And I have joy and peace, and satisfaction. Therefore,” he said, “I know that He has raised from the dead.”
And the Mohammedan looked the Christian in the face, and said, “Now, just a moment, Mr. Reedhead, the Mohammedan religion can produce just as much psychology as Christianity can. We’re just as happy, can shout just as loud, and jump just as high, believing that Mohammed will come back and ride the world down and conquer the world, as you have believing Jesus will come back. So therefore, you cannot prove any more of your resurrection, than I can by my prophet.”

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E-13 And he said, “Furthermore, Mr. Reedhead,” he said, “Your Jesus promised more than our Mohammed did. Your Jesus promised that the things that He did, you would do also. Our Mohammed only promised life after death.” Said, “We Mohammedans are waiting to see you Christians prove that, and then we’ll believe it.”
He said, “What do you mean by promising?”
Well, he said, “It was promised that you would heal the sick, and great signs and wonders would be done.” Said, “We are waiting to see that done. You’ve had two thousand years to prove that He raised from the dead, and only one third of the world ever heard of it.” Said, “We got twice as many in the Mohammedan religion as you have in Christianity, that’s Catholic and all, and we’re growing twice as fast.” That’s true; certainly is true. They’re up and at it, we set around like dumb driven cattle.

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E-14 I like Longfellow, that great English poet, said, “Be not like dumb driven cattle, be a hero.” That’s right.
So he said, Mr. Reedhead said, “Perhaps, sir, you’re referring to Mark 16.” That was the Scripture I read this afternoon.
He said, “Yes, that’s one them, but not all of them, of the promises of–of your Jesus.”
He said, “I perceive that you have read the New Testament.”
He said, “I’ve read the whole Bible of yours through many times.”
He said, “But we under–you understand, sir, we better scholars have learned that Mark 16, from the 9th verse on, is not inspired writing, that promise there. That was put in there falsely.”
And the Mohammedan looked at the Christian, he said, “What kind of a Book are you reading?” Said, “All the Koran’s inspired. And if just part of your Book is inspired, and other parts are not inspired, how will you know which one is inspired?”

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E-15 Mr. Reedhead said, “I knew right then, I had not come in contact with just an overnight boy. That man knew what he was talking about.” He said, “Brother Branham, I kicked my foot in the sand and changed the subject.” And he said, “I was called to preach the Gospel at seven years old.” And he said, “When I got my B.A.,” said, “I thought, surely I’d find Jesus right there; He wasn’t there.” He said, “When I got my D.D. I thought I would find Jesus there, but He wasn’t there.” And he said, “I perhaps, got enough degrees, honorary degrees, to plaster your wall, here.” He said, “But where is Christ in all of it?” He said, “Has the teachers been wrong?”
And I said, “Sir, I wouldn’t want to say the teachers was wrong, what they told you was all right, but there’s some more to it.”

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E-16 He said, “Now, Brother Branham, I’ve been in the Pentecostal meetings,” and knowing that I was a Baptist, and he said, “I seen them kick over chairs and tear up the furniture. But I want to ask you something: Is there anything to that Holy Ghost that they talk about?”
I said, “Absolutely, it’s the truth.”
He said, “Then as a Baptist to a Baptist, I want to ask you: Abraham believed God and it was imputed unto him for righteousness.” Said, “What more could Abraham do but believe God?”
I said, “That’s true. But God give him circumcision as a witness and a confirmation He had received his faith. And no matter how much you profess faith, until God gives you the Holy Spirit, the confirmation, the Seal of God, He’s never recognized your faith yet. Ephesians 4:30 says, ‘Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you’re sealed until the day of your redemption.'”
He said, “Mr. Branham, I want the Holy Spirit now.”
And on the floor he fell, and broke the glass in the little coffee table as his hand went down there. And Morse Reedhead has received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and is preaching Divine healing in the nation tonight.